U.S. Healthy People 2010 defines the most important health indicators facing the country. Their leading health indicators for the decade are Physical Inactivity and Obesity. These risk factors affect many of our largest health problems: heart disease, cancer, diabetes and others. They also greatly affect our overall quality of life. The good news is that these risk factors can be greatly affected by modifiable lifestyle changes, such as adjustments in diet and increased activity.
SportsCare USA, Inc. developed Sign Up Saturday® in order to tackle this issue head on. More opportunities exist than ever have before for families to take control of their health by joining a physically active group. Sign Up Saturday® is a window into those opportunities. This family health expo promotes physical activity, provides health education, creates community partnerships, and works to expand physically active opportunities.
Sign Up Saturday® is a comprehensive event designed to educate and activate the community. The event allows community groups, private organizations, clubs, camps and local event organizers to educate the public on the numerous ways families can “sign up” for a healthier lifestyle. It’s a “One Stop Shop” for families to meet directors from multiple physically active programs in their area and make informed decisions about what activities are best for their family. The expo also provides health education and testing, games and activities for the kids, a demonstration stage, as well as charity, retail and sponsor booths.
Find out more about the Sign Up Saturday event in your area by clicking on the appropriate city name to the left.